The suspect from the recent homicide on S. Fairgrounds has been arrested.

Woman wanted in Friday homicide in custody in Arkansas - WBBJ TV

Jackson Police confirm, Sandra Gayton, the suspect from the recent homicide on S. Fairgrounds Street has been apprehended.

On 08/07/2020 at 3:19pm officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a stabbing at the corner of S. Fairgrounds Street and Scott Street.  Officers found a white female with a laceration to her neck.  EMS responded but the female died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Sandra Gayton was identified as the suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation but if anyone has further information that would be beneficial to the investigation, please contact an investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477).

Additional Information:

In a press release from U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller has confirmed Sandra Gayton, the woman wanted in connection with the death of Lisa Palmer on August 7 on South Fairgrounds Street, is in custody in Arkansas. Miller says Gayton was taken into custody at a motel near Little Rock on Wednesday.

Marshals were requested by the Jackson Police Department to assist in the search for Gayton, following her identification as a suspect in Palmer’s stabbing death.

Gayton is currently held in the Pulaski County, Arkansas jail, where she is awaiting extradition to Tennessee to face charges.


Jackson Tennessee Police Department
234 Institute St
Jackson, TN 38301

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